LinkedIn: My Secret Weapon To Get Clients For My Virtual Assistant Business

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I grew my virtual assistant business from 1 client to 10 in 12 months flat using nothing more than my LinkedIn profile. That’s right, I didn’t have a website. LinkedIn is a powerful social media network if you know how to use it. Most don’t, which is why I wanted to post this video to tell you how I used and continue to use LinkedIn to get clients.  In the video below you’re going to hear how I grew my virtual assistant business from 1 client to 10 in 12 months flat.

Pretty amazing, right?

I put all my focus on LinkedIn and the results speak for themselves. If you’re spending time on social media to market your virtual assistant business and you’re not getting results it’s time to watch this video and start using LinkedIn. It’s a bit longer than my usual 3-minute videos, but you’ll want to listen to the end. I’ll share with you what you need to do to start seeing results for your social media marketing efforts.

Are you ready to start getting a flood of qualified leads?  Leave me a comment below and let me know what you’re doing right now with LinkedIn (or what you’re not doing) and I’ll give you some tips to help you get started.

Look out for my next blog post on how to rock out your LinkedIn profile so you can start getting the attention you deserve.

With love,


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43 thoughts on “LinkedIn: My Secret Weapon To Get Clients For My Virtual Assistant Business”

  1. Hi Reese, thanks for this reminder! I used to LIVE on LI when I first started out and while I only got one client from it, I was able to network really well. So much so that even though I’m not on it as much as I used to be, I still get requests for connections several times a week and interaction on posts I’ve done months ago.
    After finally settling on my niche, I realize that I will have to reach them through sites like LI and G+ and really need to focus my efforts there and see what happens. I realize that with this newly identified niche, I have to go where they are and that is more likely LI and G+.

    1. Hey Nadine! Funny how you used to LIVE on LI. If you have finally settled in your niche why not do targeted networking with peeps in the niche? Let me know how it goes! Keep up the great work. You’re doing great.

  2. I am unsure what to do with LinkedIn Reese! It has been difficult for me to even begin there. My profile is up, I have a ton of connections, and I realize that it is a wonderful tool to use when networking. But I just dont know where to start! But then again, it is the same thing for blogging for me as well. Any tips on how I can fix my mental block on these?

    1. Nicole, first, share your LinkedIn profile here so I can check it out. Then, remember when you first rode a bike? Remember how hard it was? Didn’t it get easier the more you practiced? The same is true with writing. Write a paragraph or two every day. Write about something you know how to do very well. Keep writing. That’s how you’ll move through the block. xo

        1. Hey Nicole! Okay take a look at my summary and compare it to yours. Your summary is a blank slate and you have an opportunity to get people interested in you and what you’re offering so make this area shine.

          1. Absolutely put who you’re working with on your profile! It will help it rank!

    1. You’re welcome, Melody! Come back and post your profile and questions about ways you can make it pop.

  3. My Comment is – the same as I wrote to you before – You are an amazing woman! So smart. So charismatic – so down to earth and did I say smart? 🙂 I’m headed off to LinkedIn>>> Oh ..and thank you!!! 🙂

  4. Here’s mine Reese:
    I have a very long way to go I’m sure. I have read through your story and tutorials, this site is just awesome and I am hoping that I can soon find a way to up my VA business.

  5. Thanks for this post Reese. Now I finally have some direction. I can’t wait for your next post on rockin’ my profile.

    1. Bernice, I got carried away and wrote another post that’s not related to LI that will go live next week BUT keep your eye out the following week for my LinkedIn follow up blog. 🙂

  6. Hi Reese,
    Loved this video and it has definitely given me lots to think about. Were you sitting in your car when you recorded this?

    I have a personal profile page on LinkedIn and also started a business one. In your opinion is it important to have both?

    1. Amanda, yes, I was sitting in my car waiting for my kids to finish school (wasn’t driving!). Definitely need a profile on LI and it would be great to have a business page IF you can keep up with updating it. The more you market your business, the better.

    1. Kirsten, wonderful LI profile and business page! Well done. It looks like you just launched so I’ll throw this out there for the future. You want to narrow down your focus as much as possible. So instead of saying “I help anyone who doesn’t have time to take care of all those administrative tasks” you might want to learn more about how to flesh out who your ideal client is. I talk about this in my VA Bootcamp Training.

      1. Thank you Reese! I do have a niche where I want to focus on attorneys, legal firms and entrepreneurs. I will narrow that client base down on there. Thank you so much for your feedback! 🙂

          1. How would you suggest I solicit my services on that site? I don’t want to be too salesy or bombard with comments.

          2. Don’t solicit, just form relationships by commenting on the blogs and providing value to the conversation that is already happening there. Then carry those conversations over to other social media networks. For example, if you comment on a blog on Lawyerist, go and follow the writer of that blog on Twitter or connect with them on FB or LI. Then continue the conversation there.

  7. Hi Reese –
    Great video! I thought I had a pretty tight LI profile but I never get leads from it so I must be missing something. Setting up some time to review in the next few days :-/

    Thanks again!

  8. Hi Reese – I have just found you and have had my VA business since mid 2010. I loved this video and also had a LinkedIn profile for a while that I have not done a lot with. I will take your advice and revisit my profile to see how I can tweak to make it better and grow my client base from 3!Thanks so much you have helped to inspire me again.

    1. Carole, that’s wonderful! Thank you for letting me know that I helped inspire you. Good luck with your LI profile updating!

    1. I am excited to meet you, too! Keep up the great work on LinkedIn. It’s one heck of a networking and lead generation machine.

  9. Hi Reese,
    Thank you for sharing this, it’s reminded me of how powerful linkedIn can be and has now pushed me to focus more on this. I have had a profile for about 4 years or more now but never really done anything with it since leaving my previous job. I’m just getting started so have tweaked my profile, just wondering if there is anything I’m missing or could improve. Would really value your opinion:


    1. You’re welcome, Chloe! You could work on re-writing your summary to talk more to your ideal client. Keep up the good work!

  10. Well I’m reading this two years late, but I’ve been narrowing down my linked in to include only photography and creative marketing skills. I’m not sure yet how to niche from here, but it is time! Three weeks in with my first Client and I’d like to grow another at double the rate and using your amazing Welcome Contract I downloaded a couple weeks ago. I sure wish I’d had that before I agreed to work with my client, but I hadn’t finished your Your First Client course yet. Here I am if you want a peek at my LI:

  11. Hi Reese
    I’ve only just found your blog but boy do I love it! I know this is an old post but I’ve read through and watched your video and tried to apply your suggestions. I wondered if you might take a look at my profile to see what you think and if there are any areas I could improve on.

    I am hoping to gain some leads from my profile until my website is up and running.

    Thanks so much !

  12. Just coming across this now, in 2017, and I am wondering if you have found that things have changed on that platform. I am expanding my business and am looking for better ways to reach out to people without simply cold messaging them about what I offer.

  13. Hi how are you just started my virtual assistant businesses Feb 2019. I built a webpage and I am on LinkedIn not sure how to market myself . Please advise


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